At BeSpecular we’ve got two equally as awesome groups of people.
Our “VIPs” are visually impaired people, and our “Sightlings” are those
who are sighted.
When you download our app be sure to join the VIPs or Sightlings group during registration.
The BeSpecular community is open to anyone to join & there’s no training involved. What we’ve done to make your life easier is created short tutorials for you to use if you need some guidance. The tutorial as well as the Tips and Tricks are located within the BeSpecular app.
We’re a friendly bunch at BeSpecular but we also understand that you’re a busy person.
Your participation in the BeSpecular community is 100% up to you.
The VIP’s questions are sent to multiple sighted volunteers and will expire on your phone if you are busy and unable to reply.
Don’t worry, our VIPs will always be assisted by the BeSpecular Sightlings.
We’re happy to have you! To join our BeSpecular community you’ll need to follow these 3 quick steps:
The BeSpecular app equips VIPs with a tool that enables them to lead more independent lives. Both our groups will have the BeSpecular app. A VIP is able to take a photo of something that they need more detail about (e.g. what colour is this shirt). The VIP adds a voice message to the photo and sends it to the BeSpecular Sightlings. A Sightling who’s active on their account will receive a push notification (e.g. John wants to see through your eyes). Sightlings can choose to proceed and answer the VIPs question via a text or voice message, or if a Sightling is busy they can let the question expire and rest assured that another Sightling will pick up the VIPs question.
We are all about having a fun, friendly and supportive community.
This means that there’s a need to reward our users, sighted and visually impaired, for their efforts.
VIPs will rate the helpfulness of a Sightling’s reply out of 5 stars (Disappointing, Poor, Fair, Very Good, Excellent).
Sightlings rate the politeness of the VIP’s question on a scale of 1 to 3 (Impolite, Fairly polite, Very polite).
When you register for an account on the BeSpecular account, be sure to select the language that you’d prefer the app to operate in. To date, the BeSpecular app is operating in English and Italian.
You’re in luck, we are in the process of globalizing the BeSpecular app!
Now you can let us know in which language/country you’d like to see the BeSpecular app next. Follow this link to indicate your choice: www.bespecular.com/global
The more people who select a specific language/country, the faster it’ll be developed.
We’re always open to help and the more languages we can offer the BeSpecular app in, the more people we can assist. Follow this link to indicate your choice of language: www.bespecular.com/global and select the check box indicating you’d like to help translate the BeSpecular app into your language.
Don’t worry, we all forget these things. To reset your password, click on the link below and follow the procedure.
This can be fixed.
Please go on your profile page www.bespecular.com/me and change your default language.
In order to 100% complete your profile, try adding a longer Bio
We’d love for you to personalise your BeSpecular app.
To change your profile picture from the app what you need to do is:
1) Tap on the profile button in the top left corner of the app
2) Tap on the profile picture and you will be prompted to your phone’s photo album
3) Select a photo from your album and wait for the upload to complete
Alternatively, you can update your profile picture also from our website.
To do so, please go on your profile page www.bespecular.com/me and change your profile picture.
If you own an Android device, all you have to do is follow this link:
If you own an iOS device, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you a TestFlight invitation.
There is no need for the redeem code to install the app. Just go back to your inbox and open the email from Apple and click on the Start Testing button.
Make sure to do this operation on your iOS device.
If you haven't received an email from Apple, please send an email to email@example.com and we will re-send the invitation.